We are dedicated to improving human health, the health of the environment and ensuring a robust economy – the triple bottom line of regeneration
From the smallest to the largest, our regenerative and sustainable practices contribute to the positive changes we’re committed to seeing in the world.
- Sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices. We sell only 100% organic produce, 100% non-GMO bulk, 100% pasture-based dairy, 100% free-range eggs, 100% humanely and conscientiously raised meats, and all our meats are raised without antibiotics, hormones and other growth promoters.
- Disposable bag-free checkouts. Since ditching disposable plastic grocery bags in 2009, we estimate that we’ve prevented more than 270 million plastic bags from ending up in the environment.
- Improving the health and wellbeing of our communities through Nutrition Education. Choices…
Some are so small they’re almost invisible. Some are big enough to redefine the future, but every single choice shapes the story. As a business, the ripple effect of our choices is greater than our individual, personal ones, weaving the tapestry of tomorrow with indelible threads. Our Principles drive our business practices, so we are always weaving a tomorrow with the choices we make today to benefit the health and wellbeing of our communities.
At Anstar Grocery, our choice is to make a difference, to support the triple bottom line of regeneration: human health, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We choose products and practices that support the health and wellbeing of our communities. We choose organic agriculture, managed pasture-based dairy, and grass-fed meats. We choose products that are consciously produced and nurture the health of people and the planet we all share. We choose pricing that makes regenerative, sustainable, healthful choices affordable for all.
Human health, the health of the environment, and the health of the economy are inherently connected
The question is, can the health of our environment and economy survive the impact of our choices? Our current industrialized agricultural system has been allowed for generations to and is given incentives to, externalize the cost of doing business, forging a future for our planet that is unsustainable without regeneration. Economic health cannot be sustained within a dysfunctional ecosystem, plagued by the increasing cost of natural disasters, and the decreasing availability of life-sustaining resources.
It’s time to make different choices, it’s time to make choices that change a bleak future into a sustainable, healthy and happy one. This is our commitment, anchored in our Five Founding Principles and shaped by our everyday actions.
Transparency is in the details. Find out more about our regenerative-supporting standards here.
We are committed to choosing products and practices that support renewal, to create a future that is sustainable
Our shelves are stocked with your health, the health of your family, and the health of the planet in mind, and priced so your pocketbook can afford them.
Grocery stores play a pivotal position in the food chain, a system that is essential to our health and wellbeing. Grocery purveyors, whether online and/or brick and mortar stores are the gatekeepers — the marketplace that helps to determine how our food is produced. What is offered for sale drives how our food is grown and produced.
As your neighborhood grocer, we choose to positively impact the way the food in this nation is grown and raised. Others may choose to blindly ride the wave of whatever shortcut is trending. We choose to be responsible for the impact our food choices make every step of the way, from the beginning of every product story to your grocery basket to, eventually, your kitchen table. Others may choose to think it’s not their responsibility and sell products that do not represent the most nutritionally sound, environmentally responsible and ethical-towards-all-living-creatures kind of products.
We choose otherwise. We choose to support the health and wellbeing of our communities, the planet, and you. Eating is one of the most personal decisions you make every day. We do not take the responsibility lightly that you make a conscious choice to shop with us. Your trust in us means that we are committed to providing only the highest-quality food, supplements, and everyday products you can buy. Thank you for supporting our unique stores and for being a vital part of the change that your food choices make. Those choices might be small, but they’re one big step towards a brighter, more sustainable future. That’s the story we want to tell and the one we can all shape together.